Joe Manchin just delivered a major setback to the Democrats Abortion agenda.
Dem Senator Joe Manchin was one of two senators to send a letter to the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee telling them not to lift the Hyde Amendment.
The Hyde Amendment blocks federal funding of abortions. (Although the argument can be made that the funding of Planned Parenthood means that abortions are being funded)
BREAKING: Joe Manchin Will Oppose Democratsâ€™ Attempt to Overturn Hyde, Make Americans Fund Abortions https://t.co/oXCnaKQeAu
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TodayÂ U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Roger Wicker (R-MS)Â sent aÂ joint letterÂ to Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging them to preserve the Hyde Amendment, longstanding federal policy that prevents forced taxpayer funding of abortion on demand. TheÂ letterÂ reads in part:
â€œRecent public polls show almost 60% of Americans oppose or strongly oppose using taxpayer dollars to support abortion. Both Democrat and Republican presidents have signed the Hyde Amendment into law. It has passed through both Democrat and Republican-controlled Congresses, and it was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1980. Repealing this provision would eliminate over 40 years of bipartisan precedent.â€
Wicker and Manchin noted the amendment â€œhas been included in annual appropriations bills on a bipartisan basis since 1976â€ and has been a â€œdecades-long, consensus-building compromiseâ€ before calling for its inclusion in the budget.
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